Category: family

Rekindle Your Empty Nest

When listening to Women’s Hour recently a guest speaker said, “I didn’t believe in the term ‘empty nesting’ because unlike humans’, birds refill theirs with more chicks”. When we give birth to our children even though we don’t like it, our children grow up. They develop their independence and leave home to progress with their …

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Only One Week Till Christmas

Only a week till Christmas and I hope you’ve nearly finalised all your arrangements. We can plan, prepare and think we have everything in place ready for a great season of good will to all men. I just wanted to share something with you. I am like any other Mother, looking forward to having my …

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Keeping The ‘oo’ in Cool.

As I was driving about yesterday with travel reports of numerous accidents and motorways in grid lock it reminded me how difficult the Great British public manage in extreme weather conditions. Keeping the ‘OO’ in cool with temperatures in the high twenties and thirties plus the humidity can also create humid and steamy atmospheres in …

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Hip Hip Hooray For The Holidays – Or Is It?

Hip Hip Hooray For The Holidays – Or Is It? The main holiday season is upon us, the kids run out of school on the last day of the school year, hip hip hooray for the holidays, with the majority of the population spending approximately 50% of their time longingly wishing their life away from …

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Happy International Day Of Happiness

Happy International Day Of Happiness Happiness comes in different guises for different people. Some are able to show it more easily then others, but the important point is knowing that we are happy within ourselves. My son told me a little story this morning. On Saturday when he was out driving he saw a male …

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Beat The Festive Stress

Beat The Festive Stress

Most of you by now will be well on the way to arranging your Christmas celebrations. Christmas work parties, cards, budgeting for presents, food and don’t forget the arrangements with who you’re going to spend the Christmas period with and for how long. This ongoing juggling of making the time to do the buying, the …

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Happiness

  Happiness is an important part of how we can manage our life to be more fulfilled and successful in achieving our desires.  Unfortunately when you are ‘just’, busy getting on, there is always someone who is going to say; “Cheer up, it might never happen.” Or “You ought to smile more.” What some people …

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My, How Things Change

My, How Things Change It has become apparent that a beard is now a fashionable accessory; forget the rough look, personally I can’t stand it.  For me it’s an all or nothing affair.   My No.1 Son is following his Father’s line with no facial hair and I always remember Mr Hoff boasting that he didn’t …

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Are There Really Shops in Scotland?

Are There Really Shops in Scotland?   Thank goodness the weather is getting warmer and the holidays are getting closer.  On the run up to a week in Scotland I have already started stocking up the necessary supplies to keep us going.  My No.1 Husband has already started stating “All you’re going to be doing …

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What’s Wrong With Hugs And Kisses

What’s Wrong With Hugs And Kisses As a mother of 19 years, I can say with confidence I have been through a full range of feelings and emotions; times of great joy, heartache, concern and not knowing which way to turn.  I also feel I have been very lucky that my children have never turned …

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To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back I’m sure we’ve all got stories of when we have been put in a situation where you can feel fear, anxiety, terror (call it what you will), rise up through your body from your toes.  I know mine well and it mainly haunts me at fair grounds no matter how large …

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Mother and Baby

Mother and Baby As a mother of teenagers, with their birthdays continually coming round, yes I know I will also be another year older.  However, it is a great opportunity to celebrate not only their birth but to also relish in the great and funny times; the warm and fuzzy moments of motherhood.  Don’t get …

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